Rabbit burrows, also called rabbit holes, have a main entrance surrounded by a mound of dirt that leads into an often complex series of underground chambers. There can also be additional entrances without mounds. Rabbits live in groups, and the depth of a burrow can reach close to 10 feet below the surface and span almost 150 feet.Know More
The living chambers within the burrow can have a height between 1 to 2 feet. A grouping of rabbit holes is referred to as a warren. North America is home to more than half of the world's rabbit population. Woods, forests, meadows, wetlands, deserts and grasslands all serve as habitats for rabbits. The European rabbit, oryctolagus cuniculus, prefers dry areas with soft soil where burrowing is easier. Rabbits have also learned to coexist with human populations and can be found in the local parks, lawns, gardens and cemeteries in cities.
Rabbits are herbivores and basically nocturnal. They leave their burrows at night to seek food, and return in the early morning. Because they are prey animals and hunted by foxes, badgers and other larger animals, they are extremely sensitive to their surroundings. Burrowing is one of the ways they attempt to avoid predation. They also possess a 360-degree-wide field of vision and will, like other prey animals, sleep with their eyes open.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
There are several methods to catch a rabbit including cages, snares, poison and by hand. Poison is not recommended because it is lethal and cruel, however, many farms use poison forcing the rabbit to die a painful death and potentially killing nearby wild animals or even pets.Full Answer >
Adult domestic rabbits can have a healthy weight ranging from 2 to 11 pounds, depending on the breed. Wild rabbits, such as the Eastern cottontail, may weigh between 1 and 3 pounds.Full Answer >
Both captive and wild rabbits are herbivores, sustaining on a diet of vegetation, hay and fruits. Wild rabbits forage for preferred grasses, wild berries and figure out ways into nearby vegetable or flower gardens.Full Answer >
A mother rabbit is called a dam, and a father rabbit is called a sire. A female rabbit that has not given birth is called a doe, while a male rabbit is called a buck.Full Answer >